BROADWAY BARKS 4 was presented on Saturday, July 13th in Shubert Alley between the matinee and evening performances.
Hosted by Bernadette Peters, Andrea Martin and Buck Henry, this year’s year’s lineup of celebrity pet presenters included Cady Huffman, Gary Beach and Brad Oscar (THE PRODUCERS), Gavin Creel, Marc Kudisch, and Harriet Harris (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), John Cullum, Spencer Kayden, and Nancy Opel (URINETOWN) , Vanessa Williams, Stephen DeRosa, John McMartin and Kerry O’Malley (INTO THE WOODS), Julie Haggerty, Steven Tobolowsky and Elizabeth Franz (MORNINGS AT SEVEN), Neil Patrick Harris and Len Cariou (PROOF), Marilu Henner, Richard Kind, and Rhea Perlman (THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE, Patrick Wilson, Shuler Hensley and Josefina Gabrielle (OKLAHOMA!), Howard McGillin (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Louise Pitre (MAMMA MIA!), Peter Gallagher (NOISES OFF), George Hamilton (CHICAGO), , and Alicia Silverstone (THE GRADUATE).
Twenty-one shelters from across New York City, gathered in an effort to find good homes for abandoned dogs and cats. Happily, over three dozen animals were adopted in one just afternoon as thousands of theatre-goers walked away with information about pet neutering and the benefits of shelter adoption.
Participating shelters included: A Cause 4 Paws; Animal Haven; ASPCA; Barc Shelter; Bide-A-Wee; Bobbi & the Strays; The Center for Animal Care and Control; City Critters, Inc.; Humane Society of New York; KittyKind; Long Island GreyHound Transfer; Loving Touch; Manhattan Valley Cat Rescue; Metropolitan Maltese Rescue; Northeastern Boxer Rescue; NYC Siamese Rescue; Pet-I-Care; PLUTO Rescue; Stray from the Heart and The Tigger Foundation.
“Shelter adoption is a priority for Broadway Barks. Both our lives have been touched by animals we’ve adopted from rescue groups and shelters,” write BROADWAY BARKS founders Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. “But the number one way to prevent over-population is spay/neuter. We hope to make people aware of both at Broadway Barks”.”
“BC/EFA is happy to be a part of Broadway Barks,” writes Tom Viola, BC/EFA Executive Director. “We are glad to help those in our community who make our support for HIV/AIDS related service possible and whose compassionate concern for others include our four-legged friends.”